Storage access speeds News
August 10, 2016
Nimble Storage adds the AF1000 entry-level model to the Predictive Flash all-flash platform, coupled with a product refresh of its CS-Series Nimble SAN hybrid arrays.
May 20, 2016
In the context of the proposed Dell-EMC purchase, Dell has announced an upgrade to its (Compellent-derived) Storage Center operating system (OS), to version 7. Noteworthy in it is the ability for ...
April 05, 2016
Intel's PCIe-attached NVMe drive families include one for server-side enterprise apps and another to replace SATA SSDs in cloud environments.
March 31, 2016
Gen9 ProLiant storage servers are the focus of HPE's Persistent Memory product launch, including an 8 GB NVDIMM module and a family of PCIe NVMe flash drives.
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Microsoft eliminates the need for expensive storage devices such as SAN with new storage formats, including an offering for SCVMM. Continue Reading
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When it comes to choosing the best Azure compute instance for your workload, the options can be overwhelming. Use these tips to get on the right track. Continue Reading
Tiny M.2 SSDs are used in ultrabooks and tablets as a bridge between SD cards and SATA SSDs. With capacity of more than 10 TB planned and SATA-like speeds they may be server-ready. Continue Reading
Due to mediocre performance, Intel and Micron have put off the release of the 3D XPoint technology until 2017. This could open the door for RRAM products from companies like SanDisk. Continue Reading
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Explore how virtual machine recovery works, but be careful with the process, as running a VM from backup data storage indefinitely can cause difficulties. Continue Reading
The VDI storage market is heating up, with an array of options for software-only storage platforms. Each one differs significantly from the next. Continue Reading
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The amount and format of clinical information running through telehealth technology can lead to video conferencing hiccups. Flash storage is an option to consider in such cases. Continue Reading
Configuration problems and extreme storage demands can take a serious toll on your storage infrastructure. Fortunately, with the right tools, these issues are easy to remedy. Continue Reading
A disk I/O bottleneck, resource contention, misconfigurations and other problems will degrade the performance of virtual machines. When too many VMs are competing for limited resources, results will inevitably suffer. This chapter looks at tactics that can help to combat these types of bottlenecks, particularly those stemming from the storage components of a virtualized environment. The effort it takes to solve storage I/O bottlenecks is considerable. Variables range from physical infrastructure choices to configuration changes. The starting point for solving your I/O problems will be VM monitoring and establishing baseline performance. From there, you can scrutinize read IOPS vs. write IOPS, network cards, and other specific points that are likely contributing to the I/O bottlenecks. With the right approach, a willingness to become a virtual machine monitor and the use of proper technologies, admins can solve the problems causing an infrastructure's performance to suffer. Continue Reading